Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has issued a warning over a company that has been offering to sell hospitality packages to Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.
The company named Prive Global Sports Ltd – which is trading as Privè Global Events – has been providing its potential customers with letters claiming to have been sent to the firm by the FIA, to confirm the allocation of hospitality passes in the names of Privè customers.
Letters featured the FIA’s name and logo, as well as real FIA staff members, and the FIA Formula One World Championship and F1 logo.
The governing body has issued a warning to F1 fans, as Privè Global Events is not authorised by the FIA or any of its affiliated businesses to sell hospitality package tickets to Grands Prix. It reiterated that the letters provided by Privè to potential customers were not sent by the FIA.
A statement added: “Accordingly, any representation from Privè Global Events relating to the FIA should be ignored.”
The 2023 Formula 1 season wrapped up at the end of November in Abu Dhabi with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen as world champion. The sport will return for its 2024 season from February 29 to March 2 in Bahrain.